Indivara, Indīvarā, Indīvara, Indīvāra, Indīvarā, Imdivara: 20 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Indīvarā (इन्दीवरा) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 3.94-95 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: Indīvarā has been variously identified with Śatāvara (Asparagus racemosus), Indravāruṇī (Citrullus colocynthis), Ajaśṛṅgī, Indracirbhaṭī, Kadalī, Kuraṇṭikā (Celosia argentea).

Indīvarā is mentioned as having six synonyms: Yugmaphalā, Dīrghavṛttā, Uttamāraṇī, Puṣpamañjarikā, Droṇī, Karambhā and Nalikā.

Properties and characteristics: “Indīvarā is pungent in rasa and cold in potency (vīrya). It allays pitta and kapha-doṣas, promotes eye-sight, alleviates cough, heals wounds and expels worms”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Indīvara (इन्दीवर) refers to the “blue lotus”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Again in the season of autumn will be found the blue and white lotus growing side by side [i.e., indīvara-āsanna-sitotpala-anvitā], hovered over by beautiful lines of bees, tender creepers adding beauty to the scene; the season therefore resembles a charming woman with blue eyes, fair face, black hair and thin brows. As if to view the beauty of the pure disc of her lord—the Moon, the summer lake opens at night her red lotus buds—her eyes of soft petals in which lie concealed the black bee serving as the pupil of the eye”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Indivara in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Indīvara (इन्दीवर) refers to the “blue lotus”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, after Himācala (i.e., Himālaya) brought his daughter (Pārvatī) before Śiva: “Then Śiva looked at her in the first flush of her youth. Her complexion resembled the full blown blue lotus petals [i.e., phulla-indīvara-patra-ābhā]. Her face appeared as the full moon. Her auspicious dress and features were the repositories of all graceful charms. Her neck had the shape of the conch-shell. Her eyes were wide and her ears shone exquisitely. On either side, her long-rounded arms resembling a lotus-stalk shone beautifully. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Indīvara (इन्दीवर) (Cf. Nīlotpala) refers to a “blue lotus”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Visualisation of Parameśvara]:—[...] He is in the prime of his youth and has all the auspicious characteristics. He has the great Ajagava bow placed on his left side. On his right, he has five glowing arrows. He is shining like a blue lotus (indīvara-dyuti). On his chest there is a glittering garland of blue lotuses (nīlotpala). He is the Lord. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Flowers of Consciousness in Tantric Texts

indīvara/indīvaram (or indīvāra and indivara)–the blossom of the blue lotus Nymphæa Stellata and Cyanea;

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Indivara [इन्दिवर] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Pontederia vaginalis Burm.f. from the Pontederiaceae (Pickerel weed) family having the following synonyms: Monochoria vaginalis, Pontederia cordata Lour., Pontederia pauciflora. For the possible medicinal usage of indivara, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Indivara in India is the name of a plant defined with Celosia argentea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Amaranthus purpureus Nieuwl. (among others).

2) Indivara is also identified with Nymphaea capensis It has the synonym Nymphaea punctata Edgew. (etc.).

3) Indivara is also identified with Nymphaea nouchali It has the synonym Nymphaea stellata F. Muell. (etc.).

4) Indivara is also identified with Nymphaea rubra It has the synonym Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Salisb..

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Obs. Bot. (1783)
· Flora of Ecuador (1987)
· Amer. Midl. Nat. (1914)
· Phytochemistry (2001)
· Flora of West Pakistan (1974)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1768)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Indivara, for example health benefits, extract dosage, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, side effects, chemical composition, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Indivara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

indīvara : (nt.) blue water-lily.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Indīvara, (nt.) (etym. ?) the blue water lily, Nymphaea Stellata or Cassia Fistula J. V, 92 (°ī-samā ratti); VI, 536; Vv 451 (= uddālaka-puppha VvA. 197). (Page 121)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indivara (इन्दिवर) or Indīvara (इन्दीवर).—[indīrlakṣmīstasyā varaṃ varaṇīyam Tv.] The blue lotus; बाले तव मुखाम्भोजे कथमिन्दीवरद्वयम् (bāle tava mukhāmbhoje kathamindīvaradvayam) Ś. Til.17. इन्दीवरदलश्यामः (indīvaradalaśyāmaḥ). Name of Viṣṇu; इन्दीवरदलश्याममिन्दिरानन्दकन्दलम् (indīvaradalaśyāmamindirānandakandalam) |

Derivable forms: indivaram (इन्दिवरम्), indīvaram (इन्दीवरम्).

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Indīvāra (इन्दीवार).—A blue lotus.

Derivable forms: indīvāraḥ (इन्दीवारः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Indivara (इन्दिवर).—n.

(-raṃ) The blue lotus. (Nymhæa cœrulea) E. indi for indirā q. v. the rest as in the preceding; also indivara and indīvāra.

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Indīvara (इन्दीवर).—n.

(-raṃ) See the preceding. f. (-rī) A plant, (Asparagus racemosus.) E. As before.

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Indīvāra (इन्दीवार).—n.

(-raṃ) See indivara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Indīvara (इन्दीवर).—n. and. m. The blue lotus, Nymphæa cærulea, [Indralokāgamana] 1, 8; [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 199, 4.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Indīvara (इन्दीवर).—[masculine] [neuter] the blue lotus; [masculine] a bee.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Indīvara (इन्दीवर):—[=indī-vara] mn. or indī-vāra, or indi-vara the blossom of a blue lotus, Nymphaea Stellata and Cyanea, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta; Prabodha-candrodaya] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a bee, [Gīta-govinda]

3) Indīvarā (इन्दीवरा):—[=indī-varā] [from indī-vara] f. another plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Indīvara (इन्दीवर):—[indī-vara] (raṃ) 1. n. Idem.

2) Indīvāra (इन्दीवार):—[indī-vāra] (raṃ) 1. n. Idem.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Indīvara (इन्दीवर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Iṃdīvara.

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Indivara in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Iṃdīvara (इंदीवर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Indīvara.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Iṃdīvara (ಇಂದೀವರ):—

1) [noun] the blue water-lily Nytmphaea stellata of Nymphaeaceae family.

2) [noun] its flower; Blue lotus of India.

3) [noun] (sometimes referred to) the common Indian lotus, Nymphaea alba of Nymphaeaceae family.

4) [noun] its flower.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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